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Wednesday, July 31 2002

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Cousteau

Cousteau is something of a secret, so it’s fitting that they are playing a little, hidden club like The Hideout. The only other sign


Taking the Train: How Graffiti Art Became an Urban Crisis in New York City. by Joe Austin

Austin points out the two chief discourses through which residents and visitors find meaning in the city: The Naked City or the New Rome. The New Rome is the pinnacle of civilization, the city where dreams are fulfilled, fame is won, and riches earned. The Naked City, on the other hand, is the seedy metropolis of noir films, where life is cheap and virtue meaningless.


A Thing (or Two) About Curtis and Camilla by Nick Fowler

But while the conditions and circumstances that afflict the characters are strange, their agonies, of loneliness and alienation, are universal; and Fowler's story aches with a hurt many people, who've loved and lost, should recognize.


Power Plays: Win or Lose—How History’s Great Political Leaders Play the Game by Dick Morris - Pop

... if you don't have natural charm, you sure aren't going to pick it up from a pedantic, dull as dirt book like 'Power Plays'.


Do No Harm by Gregg Andrew Hurwitz

Everyone involved will undoubtedly make shameful amounts of money from this splendid example of western decadence without ever questioning the ethics of what they've done.


Alan Ayckbourn: Grinning at the Edge by Paul Allen

The reader is left with a strong sense of the often violent pressures that build up in situations demanding extreme commitment for little financial reward, and how these pressures can affect individuals as well as teams of people.


Tuesday, July 30 2002

Dolly Parton: Halos and Horns

Although it might seem strange, Dolly Parton’s return to her roots was something of a risk. The first record of her bluegrass trilogy, The


Archer Prewitt: Three

Once synonymous with the post-rock hybrid and its indulges into pretentious mechanics, the Thrill Jockey label has shed itself of its countless Tortoise side-project excursions


Interpol: The Interpol EP

With this EP, Interpol prove that they are more than ready to take the title of most important band and run with it.


Kenny Garrett: Happy People

LListening to Kenny Garrett’s sweet-tough sax on Happy Days, his seventh outing for Warners, it is tempting to speculate on what might have happened


Jay Bennett and Edward Burch: The Palace at 4am (Part I)

Let’s be clear about a couple of things. First, this article is about Jay Bennett, Edward Burch, and their intriguing debut album, The Palace


Aloha: Sugar

Described so astutely by an All Music Guide reviewer as “that one band with the vibraphone”, Cleveland-based four-piece Aloha has gone through some interesting changes


Susanne Abbuehl: April

Swiss singer Susanne Abbuehl seems an artist ready made for ECM Records’ aesthetic—quiet, contemplative, romantic with a measure of melancholy, with an exquisitely beautiful


Monday, July 29 2002

The Velvet Underground & Nico: self-titled

What more needs to be said about The Velvet Underground’s first album, The Velvet Underground & Nico, that hasn’t been said already, countless


Pinebender: Too Good to be True

A few years back, Chicago trio Pinebender flew in straight outta left field and delivered one of the most intriguing, engaging records of 1998, Things Are


Eric Lichter: Palm Wine Sunday Blue

It’s always nice to find a soft-spoken CD that gets your attention with quirky details, e.g., unusual instrumentation, unexpected hooks, and pleasant melodies


Juba Collective: self-titled

The overall concept of the project emphasizes the importance of Dance and Groove in creative music. Dance music can incorporate many styles and approaches to


Freescha: Slower Than Church Music

The San Francisco duo of Nick Huntington and Michael McGroarty, better known as Freescha, shouldn’t throw a scare into the electronica scene. The sons


Dianogah: Millions of Brazilians

It is well known that the guitar is both the playboy and the drama queen of the rock world: it screams, wails, and weeps. Dianogah’


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